For anyone wanting some statistics about pornography in America, I just did an interview for The Plow which includes some fast facts and quotes from the experts: “Porn in the US of A” How much is pornography consumed in America? “Porn in the USA part 2” What are the experts saying about the effects of pornography on our minds and our culture? “Porn in the USA part 3” How is pornography affecting the church? “Porn in the USA: Interview with Luke Gilkerson” This is the full interview including a description of Covenant Eyes accountability software and how it helps those … Continue reading →
Meet Tal Prince—recovering porn/sex addict and founder of Tapestry of Hope , a church in Birmingham, Alabama. Deep Into Jesus Tal says, “I’ve been in church since I was a fetus.” Tal is the step-son of Cliff Barrows, Program Director for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He was mentored by Cliff and assisted him during the last years of Billy’s crusade ministry. Tal had a successful career in international business before going into vocational ministry. Today he is the founder and pastor of the church, Tapestry of Hope, and keeps a lively updated blog called Threads in the Tapestry. He … Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I visited my old church in Temperance, Michigan. Below is the podcast of the presentation I gave on Job 31:1-12. Many thanks to Bob, Bruce, Chuck, and all the members of Northwest Christian Church for letting me come and share my thoughts on battling lust.
“Bringing people together in love and faith.” This is the tagline of BigChurch.com. And who owns this online service: Penthouse Media Group, Inc., publisher of Penthouse Magazine. That’s right. BigChurch is just one of many online dating networks where users log on, create a personal profile, and meet others who share similar spiritual beliefs. Christian community (and maybe a date) an easy click away, brought to you by one of the world’s largest pornography providers.
In a previous blog post, I talked about the importance of discipleship. A disciple is not merely a student who wants to know what a teacher knows, but someone who wants to BE who the teacher IS. This is ultimately what it means to follow Jesus today as His disciple. He has given us His Spirit to be “another counselor” like Himself (John 14:16), and just as the disciples kept in step with Jesus, we can keep in step with the Spirit of Christ (Galatians 5:25). But discipleship also has a human dimension. The fellowship of the church is meant … Continue reading →